Listen live online Friday via JoeInsider.com as Kalamazoo Central hosts Portage Northern to close the 2020 football regular season. It will be the 46th gridiron meeting between the SMAC rivals and the first since 2017 with the Huskies leading the overall series 29-16. PN does hold a 13-game win streak over KC with the last Maroon Giant win coming back in 2002.
Kalamazoo Central enters at 2-3 with all five games against SMAC teams. The Maroon Giants have built momentum with back-to-back wins, defeating Mattawan 27-7 last week and Battle Creek Central 35-20 two weeks ago. Portage Northern is 4-1 and is the only SMAC team unbeaten against league opponents at 4-0. The Huskies look to bounce back after getting their lone loss last week in a non-conference 26-0 defeat to Holt.
They’ve only had two mutual opponents so far this season. Both defeated Mattawan handily; 27-7 for KC, 36-6 for PN. The other was Lakeshore, who the Huskies edged 15-12 in week one and the Giants fell to 32-20 in week two.
You can listen to Friday’s game via the embedded player below with kickoff at 7 p.m. ET and pregame coverage starting around 6:50 p.m. from Kalamazoo Central.